McInnes feeling the heat

Last updated : 09 February 2020 By Daily Record

Derek McInnes has warned misfiring Aberdeen he's set to ring the changes after drawing another blank. 

But the Dons boss insists his side can still finish third and challenge for Scottish Cup glory despite being forced into a replay with Kilmarnock.

Since scoring a penalty against League One side Dumbarton in the previous round of the Scottish Cup, the Dons have gone five straight game without scoring. 

Their latest blank came against Killie on Saturday as the sides played out a 0-0 draw at wind-hit Pittodrie that leaves them within 90 minutes of the club's worst ever goal drought.

With a televised Premiership trip to Hamilton next up on Tuesday night, McInnes said: "We may have to shake things up again in the forward areas.

"We've tried a front two, different combinations and sometimes it just comes down to real determination.

"I feel under pressure to win a game, but I've felt pressure since I took over as player-manager of St Johnstone 12 or 13 years ago.

"I've spoken to other people in the game, other managers who watch us, and they say there's not a lot wrong with us and I agree with that, but it's difficult to defend when you don't score again.

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